Last Saturday, I took my Aunt out for her birthday. I invited my other Aunt to join us as well. We had a fabulous time as always. My Mom and her two sisters are great – our Angels!
Anyway, one of my Aunt’s saw on Dr. Oz about the Paleo diet and she wanted to try it. I looked up a couple of websites and sent her some links. And I also sent her a link to Elana’s Pantry – http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-diet-recipes/.
I was invited to my Aunt’s to celebrate Mother’s Day. I promised her I would bring Paleo friendly food. Had a great visit with my parents, Aunts, Uncle and my cousins and their kids – a great day!!
Here is what I brought: Paleo friendly Pesto (used as a dip) and Salad including homemade dressing. They were both really easy to make too. Here are the recipes (I forgot to take pictures) (sorry)
- 1 – 2 Handfuls of Basil
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- Dry Roasted / Salted Pistachios
Put all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Makes a fabulous dip with Rice Crisps (gluten free). If you don’t want to make it Paleo just add some freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese.
- Organic Cranberries
- Chopped Figs
- Organic Mushrooms
- Organic Yellow Peppers
- Toasted Pecans
Homemade Dressing: I bought a Good Seasoning’s Cruet to make the dressing. It has lines on the cruet to show where to fill with Vinegar (V), Water and Oil (O). I ignored the W line. I added Fig Balsamic Vinegar to the W line (the W line is higher than the Vinegar line), then I added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the Oil line. I then added 1 tablespoon of
Honey Dijon Mustard. I forgot some additional seasonings like oregano – so you can add additional seasonings. Shake up and you have a fabulous, homemade dressing!
Everyone enjoyed the Pesto dip and Salad with the homemade dressing. Enjoy!!
PS: My Aunt has decided Paleo just isn’t for her – she likes her dairy too much. However, I left her some recipes to try some new and healthy things.